The first two years of coursework are focused on foundational courses such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Entering the junior year, students are immersed in polymer specific courses covering both fundamental and applied polymer science. Courses covering topics such as polymer organic chemistry, problem-solving, coatings, and biopolymers prepare our students for potential careers or advanced study in graduate school.
All students participate in at least one year of research under the guidance of one of our faculty members. Students work on solutions to real problems, participating on research teams funded by industry or government grants.
There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree available with this major.
Students gain valuable knowledge and learn applied skills that employers and graduate schools value. Approximately half of our graduates pursue graduate or professional education. Those that enter the workforce often have positions prior to graduation.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.